The IceHawks 2017 Final Camp
Bay County Civic Arena
4231 Shrestha Dr.
Bay City MI 48706
AUG 11 2017, (FRIDAY NIGHT):
6:00pm- OFF ICE
7:00 -8:20pm - ON ICE
AUG 12, 2017, (SATURDAY)
Tri city IceHawks would like you To meet our coaching staff for the 2017-2018 season:
New Head coach
First off, I would like to say thank you to the Dore Family for giving my family this amazing opportunity. I absolutely can not wait to lead the Tri City Icehawks through this next season and I guarantee that it will be one of the most fun season these young men will ever experience. My goal is not only to win every game but to inspire these young men to love the game and the rink as much as I do!
I grew up in Savage MN playing for the Burnsville Youth Hockey Program. During high school I moved to The Pas, Manitoba where I played 4 years in the MJHL with the OCN Blizzard. I began my professional career down in Laredo, Texas in 2008 at the age of 21. I played there for 1-1/2 seasons before being traded to Mississippi where I met my now wife, Rebecca. After three years of playing in Mississippi we decided to move to Kansas to play for the Wichita Thunder. Over the next 3 years in Kansas we got married and had my now three year old son, Mark Thomas. Since then we have moved to Peoria, IL and Macon, GA. This past season I finished my career strong as team captain for the Macon Mayhem where we won the 2016-2017 Presidents Cup! Of all the games and awards I've won over the years, winning the Cup was by far my favorite. I say that because I'm addicted to the everyday process and atmosphere of being in the locker room. The chemistry in the locker room is what wins games. If you have no chemistry, no friendships, no trust, then you won't win games but if you show up everyday with a great attitude, open mindset and a willingness to be a student of the game then great things will happen on the ice! That is how championships are won and that is what I hope to teach these young men that I will be coaching.
Defensive Coach/Manager, Chase Dore
Has been playing hockey for 22 years, on youth and Junior teams. He played for the EJHL- Bay State Breakers, Flint Jr Generals, Motor City Chiefs and MNJHL- Tri City IceHawks, and U16 NTDP and Victory Honda Midget A. Chase has coached for many Tri City IceHawks youth teams, and won several league Championships with his Bantam and Midget travel teams. He is overseeing coaching skills classes during and after the season. Chase has been very successful as a coach, at many levels. He was assistant coach for the Tri City IceHawks Junior team, in the 2015-2016 season and Head coach for the 2016-2017 season, after the head coach stepped down because of a job promotion, in early November of that season. This season Chase thought we needed to step it up as a Premier team with a solid Head Coach, so our search began, it took us 2 months of interviews until we found a new head coach. Chase is looking forward to the new season as a new USPHL Premier team Defensive Coach and with our new coaching staff, and building a good competitive team.
Offensive Coach, Rick Turner
He started playing hockey when He was 5 years old, which makes it 23 years of playing Ice Hockey. He played for Liberty University's D1 team in Lynchburg Virginia for 4 years, during that time He received a bachelors in sport management. After college He was offered an opportunity to go overseas where He played for the Liege Bulldogs and Antwerp Phantoms in Belgium in the BeNe League (Dutch league).
Rick believes he will contribute many years of playing hockey and traveling overseas to play into being a strong coach and using my experiences and passion for the game to strengthen the organization and team.
Director of Player Development
Rocco played youth hockey in Saginaw, Michigan, and Junior hockey for 5 years with the Lakeland Jets and Saginaw Gears, Warroad Lakers. Rocco went on to sign 2 professional contracts with Saginaw Gears UHL and Las VegasWranglers ECHL, but only played in Preseason games, but decided to stay in Las Vegas and become a NHL player agent working for Neil Sheehy at I_C_E Hockey Agency. Rocco later opened a development training facility in Las Vegas, where he worked with players of all levels, youth, Pro, and NHL, all this talent brought him back to Bay City/Saginaw, where he grew up to work with the Icehawks.
As you can see we have set up a great group of coaches for the new season and are looking forward to our first year as a Premier team. We hope to see some new players and returns from past season, at our upcoming tryouts on July 15-16, in Farmington Hills, Michigan at the Suburban Ice rink. Players can sign up "tricityicehawks.com", under Tryouts, cost is only $115, and is open to all skaters, to tryout for team, or if you are just looking to get into shape for summer, come on out and meet our coaches. If you have any questions, please call Colleen Dore, GM, at (989) 493-1565.